We acknowledge and pay our respects to First Nations peoples and recognise the role of intergenerational song practitioners in establishing the rich and diverse music practices that exist today.
WHAT IS VOICES AMPLIFIED?
Voices Amplified is a five-hour online or full day in-person workshop framed around the idea of cultural responsiveness, embedded with mental health and cultural awareness. The purpose is to learn about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) from a primarily First Nations perspective, in the context of the music industry.
This training is led by First Nations peoples to ensure awareness is being spread about how First Nations can be involved and thrive in the music industry.
A key motivation of this workshop was the publication of the Australian Council report entitled Towards Equity in 2021, where it was highlighted that there is a significantly lower number of First Nations peoples in the workforce, more specifically for music workers behind the scenes or in high positions.
We’d like to acknowledge the Sony Global Social Justice Fund, which played the pivotal role of funding Voices Amplified.
ABOUT THE TRAINING
Voices Amplified is a comprehensive and transformative Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training program where participants are empowered to challenge systemic barriers, address unconscious biases, and foster respectful relationships with First Nations communities through five modules:
The workshop is aimed at fostering a greater understanding, empathy, cultural competency and cultural intelligence among participants, while also addressing historical contemporary challenges faced by First Nations communities.
The training in relation to First Nations peoples is essential for creating a more inclusive society that values diversity, respects Indigenous rights and wellbeing, and works towards reconciliation and social justice.
WHO IS IT FOR?
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
Register your interest and we’ll get in touch with you to discuss your needs.
You can check out more dedicated mental health events and supports for First Nations musicians, managers, crew and music workers below here.